Cowboys 2014 Draft: Signs Pointing Towards Johnny Manziel

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Nov 30, 2013; Columbia, MO, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) throws a pass against the Missouri Tigers during the second half at Faurot Field. Missouri defeated Texas A&M 28-21. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

This could all be a giant smokescreen by the Dallas Cowboys, but there are several indications pointing at them possibly selecting Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel in the upcoming NFL Draft. In order to do so, the Cowboys would have to be willing to trade up in the first round as they currently sit with the 16th selection overall. Manziel, the first player ever to win the Heisman Trophy as a freshman, is expected to be drafted within the top four picks.

Here are the signs:

#1. The Cowboys have elected to interview Manziel later today as reported by Dallas is only allowed to interview 60 of the 330 players at the NFL Scouting Combine, roughly 20%. And they have elected to interview a player with whom they have no perceived need or ability to draft. Why? It could simply be the franchise doing their due diligence in case Manziel falls to them in the draft. But it at least indicates interest in the quarterback by the franchise, while also being a bit puzzling.

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